Grateful Dead Live at Buckeye Lake Music Center on 1994-07-29
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Subject: The "RAIN" theme at Buckeye!
Yes, set 2 is great.
But, boy, weird how no one mentions the rough bulk of the first set.
Subject: what a show (~);}
Subject: great show great recording with crowd noise ! and storm noise!
I saw this one !
Subject: Gr8ful to see this one
Subject: What a Day this Was.....fungus and Molson Golden,mmmm!
Subject: Note to DSSCOTT
Really dicknose? How about you eat me. F You and F your family. If you really think there are some rules to leaving rating comments, you need to get a clue. The reveiws section in the GD archives are all about perspective. If you don't think that comments on the scene of a show are relavent, you have NO clue.
Gosh I wish I knew you so I could go to a show with you- that would be a riot.
Subject: Looks Like Rain
Subject: heaven in the rain
Subject: Buckeye, trippin' in the rain!
Subject: ..when the rains came..
On November 10th, 2007 Michael Love said:
Best show i have ever attended. TRAFFIC, the Dead, and a THUNDERSTORM that was magical ! Music was bang'n! The gift from the heavens that day was incredible. When the rains came, Traffic was at 'one' with the universe as they transitioned with/to the Dead. Nearly unbelievable that lightening and rain limited its energy to electrifying the air and not the ground. As for the plastic 'tarps',.. i only had to take one step back to avoid them. ...i already had my shirt off so as to be ready for when the rains came...how could i miss the chance to kid-up with that rain...(i'll not forget the smile from an angel who helped me up when i slid on the mudbank). ..7.29.1994 was nearly too good to be true. ?did you get your 'Plant Trees" bumper sticker in the parking field? Please, always be mindful that Conservation Matters, and do your part to stop energy waste !
Does anybody remember the "COWLUMBUS" deal at the end?? The heads all running down through a field as if something dangerous was chasing them, then over the crest of the hill come...cows? Then the screen goes blank and the word "COWLUMBUS" is the last thing you see. Ha ha
Nothing prepared me for the fun I was about to have at the end of shakedown though. Remember that fairly steep, very muddy hill that was at the end of shakedown??? I went down on my stomach twice, then I tried my rump. WOW, that was a blast and well worth the bruises.
Back to our tent at the camp ground(a mile away or so) to find everything totally submerged...We stood laughing as we realized why no one took 'that' camping spot, we referred to it as the 'bowl'. This was my last show, and the music was not as important as the friends and as always the comfortable, consequence free place to be. It was a great last visit home.
Subject: There is no "scene" on this recording, kids.
Irrelevant: the scene commentary. Sure, stoned adventure stories make for great fun, but unless you can download the experience on here, try and stick to the music itself!
Subject: So long pals
This was my last time seeing the boys, and for that it's very sentimental to me. The scene at Buckeye was really fun. The day before the show we drove from the Rochester NY area in my old '76 love van that got about 12 mpg. We heated beans and spaghetti-ohs on the engine block between refills! The van was loaded with 70's carpeting on the walls ceiling and dash, about 25 loaves of bread, 15 lbs of sliced cheese, and a bunch of canadian beer. We parked on the corner of some private lot for like 4 bucks, and sold grill cheese ("1 dollar! Jerry eats here!") the night before the show, and partied hard with all the great friendly people. The next morning our friends found us and we all went into the official parking area and sold more grilled cheese! Split the proceeds 3 ways and then walked around and bought some tickets! We had enough for gas money home and a few small pieces of paper. True flying by the seat of your pants fun- and it all worked out. The show was a blast- the weather kicked up during Traffic and then it really poured. We all just danced harder and I commend the GD and the crew for dealing with such weather, I think the wind was blowing right at the stage and I remember Bobby's guit acting up early on. As a totaly trivial note only I would recall, there were more porta-johns at Buckeye than any other venue I have been too. I have this hilarious photo of me with my gallon jug of water permagrinning in front of this archway that read "JohnnyLand"! Anyway, I could do w/o the Vince songs, but Samba took on new meaning and his singing isn't too bad on this one. I am grateful to find these files to replace my aging and worn tapes.. which I really haven't played in years. Still, being the last show I went to, it' makes me a little sad, and I would say musically nothing compares to my fav years- 88 to 91 (RIP Brent) but thanks so much (again) to archive.org for helping bring back and allowing me to archive some memories!
Subject: Crazy Critics
Subject: 2nd show
I love you Mom!!
Subject: Have you seen my brother?
Subject: Didn't get in and glad about it...
Anyway... I have always wondered what kind synchronistic magic the Dead were weaving in the show while high mystery was rearing it's gorgeous head out in the lot. All those rain songs!!! LOL!!! Thanks for making this available, archive.org! This is a fine thing you are doing here! To rate the sound quality of this recording, 2 stars... It is okay really, but after hearing some of the amazing audience recordings (which I prefer over sbd's) on this site (e.g., 11/1/85), 2 stars it must be. I give it 5 for sentimental value, so averaging those and rounding up, 4 stars it is!
Subject: what are all those people doin w/ balloons?
anyway, the show's actually somewhat hot in places. not bad for '94... i remember bein mind -fucked by the DEAL... in the last solo i couldn't for the life of me remember what the hell song they were playin. jerry was rippin it per usual in that solo. must be a comfy spot for him...don't let anybody fool ya, jerry was no prop that night... quiet and somewhat still, but he turns it on in some spots. the first set was unusually long which leads me to belive they were havin fun. UJB from scratch was exciting and the QUINN is strong as usual. I WANT TO TELL YOU is tight as well.. god dammit, i love these guys. gotta give it a five it was my first!!!
Subject: good and bad memories
Foolish heart was great, and Mighty Quinn gave me chills, I named my dog Quinn after....
note: Doesn't anybody remember that TRAFFIC opened this show?
It was my first show, long overdue, and all the reviews above are INCREDIBLY accurate about the show, the rain etc. Someone even OD right in front of me at the beginning and it was crazy I think the person died not sure. Security guard looking at me screaming for a DR....surreal.
The show was amazing. After relistening a few times I love it more- how ironic was it that the song Uncle Johns Band got me into the Dead- and was played from scratch as previously noted- a nice 20 minute version amazing.
I have had fun showing these review to my younger brother whom never saw Jerrry- this was a time I travelled from Florida to Ohio to see the Dead and it was so fantastic. Great show fudge the negative reviews it rocks. SOunds like being there in the crowd.
Subject: A Last Visit
Subject: Not Worth It
Garcia is slow and his vocals are strained at times. As Hunter put it, "where there once was many notes there are now few". The rythm section smokes but that little twist at the end of Garcia solo that makes songs so sweet is missing.
I also was there and never liked Buckeye Lake and vowed after this show to never go again. It was something like 90 degrees in the afternoon and the vending was off the hook. Many young kids that could not handle whatever they were on and lots of ticketless heads there for the party. Once inside it went from 90 degrees to 60 degrees as soon as the rain came through. It was miserable and they played like sh*t. They never really did play a good show at Buckeye Lake.
Subject: Long, long, crazy, crazy night
Alas, the second set was long, juicy and well played. What a gorgeous venue---basically a stage set in a valley of trees in the middle of nowhere. We stood right in front of the soundboard so the sound quality was amazing. A long, bouncy Foolish and a tear-jerking LL Rain with neon blue lights made me forget about missing most of the first set. I remember wondering if Samba would lead to drums only to have UJB start from scratch, which seemed a bit rare these days (almost always comes out of some jam--Playin, Corrina, et al). It was a nice touch and led to a strong Saint for good measure to cap off an excellent pre-drums segment. By the time the encore rolled around it was past midnight and officially my birthday (7/30). The joyous Mighty Quinn bustout had my bro and I slapping high five as he wished me happy birthday on the Deads' behalf.
Epilogue: (For those questioning this show based on the above reviewer with negative comments about this show: I would just add that while Garcia is unquestionably the spiritual inspiration for us all, he didn't seem that off to me. Not to mention there are still 6 other extremely talented players in the band that can carry a groove like few others (see current '04 Dead for more evidence). It's all about opinion though and everyone's is valued. But one final note: The Stranger jam absolutely smokes!!
Subject: A wet one
Subject: With Great Respect for Other Reviewers... A Thumbs Down
Subject: Wonderful show!!!
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